Family-Friendly Winter Activities in the Fox Cities

Experiencing the winter blues? The Fox Cities are full of family-friendly activities and ways to enjoy these winter days. All area attractions have measures put in place to ensure your safety during your visit to the Fox Cities. Please contact each attraction for the most up-to-date information on hours and protocols.

Below is a list of family-friendly activities across the Fox Cities! With both indoor and outdoor options to choose from, you’ll be ready for whatever weather comes about.


Museums: Grab the kids for an educational experience! The Building for Kids Children’s Museum, Hearthstone Historic House Museum, and many others are very popular within the Fox Cities. Click here for the complete list, and explore our website for special events and exhibits.

Hearthstone Historic House Museum

Bowling: Strike out with the family at a local bowling alley! A few great places include Rolling Thunder Lanes in Neenah, Super Bowl in Appleton, Sabre Lanes in Menasha, and Electric City Lanes in Kaukauna.

Arcades & Indoor Playgrounds: Arcade games, laser tag, and more! Badger Sports Park and Luv 2 Play are great places to let the kids play. Food is available onsite at each attraction, so make an afternoon of it!

Badger Sports Park

Sports: Get out of the house and jump around! Urban Air Adventure Park and Xtreme Air Trampoline & Rock-Climbing Park are trampoline parks, which both feature a variety of activities and amenities to keep the whole family busy.

Looking to stay for the night or weekend? Click here for a full list of lodging options!

Xtreme Air


Ice Rinks

Sledding Hills

Local events: When looking for something to do, events are a great thing to take advantage of! Visit our website for a complete list of upcoming events.

2021 Eagle Days at 1000 Islands Environmental Center: Join us for our annual celebration of the bald eagle that includes sunrise and sunset eagle observations on the Fox River and live American bald eagle presentations throughout the day.

Moonlite Ski & Snowshoe at Bubolz Nature Preserve: Get out and safely enjoy the preserve’s 1-mile snowshoe or 1.5-mile ski trail illuminated by the moonlite. Bring out the entire family or come for date night. Rentals are on a first come first serve basis. Normal trail and rental fees apply.

1000 Islands Environmental Center
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